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Sgt. C. Billiot with the Port Arthur Police Department stated that on Sept. 28, at approximately 6:30 am, members of the Port Arthur Police SWAT and Narcotics units executed a search warrant at a residence in the 8400 Block of Davis Avenue in Port Arthur. A 41-year-old male Port Arthur resident was the target of the investigation. This subject had just left the residence prior to the search warrant being executed leaving behind in the residence and elderly female, a pregnant female and a young child.

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Davis Walters

According to Officer Haley Morrow with the Beaumont Police Department, on Sunday, September 30 at 12:16 a.m., Beaumont Police responded to a disturbance at 3155 French Rd. While Officers were in route, dispatch advised that the suspect, later identified as Davis Walters (a 36-year-old Beaumont resident. Pictured below) was stabbing the victim in the parking lot. As officers arrived, they observed the suspect attempting to leave in a vehicle. Walters was taken into custody at the scene. Beaumont EMS responded and pronounced the victim, 23-year-old Kiana Joubert, deceased.

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Corey Jamahl Spencer Jr. spent his 16th birthday in the custody of the Jefferson County Jail, held on bonds in excess of $1 million for capital murder, attempted capital murder, and armed robbery. Spencer didn’t spend his birthday alone, though, as his father, also named Corey Jamahl Spencer and also with a criminal record of causing someone else’s death, was likewise being held at the county jail for his own set of felonies.

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To help women to reconnect with their bodies, minds and spirit, The Medical Center of Southeast Texas is holding its 1st annual Women’s Health & Wellness Expo on Saturday, October 13, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The expo is free and open to the public.

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A representative from Payless confirmed that the shoe store chain will be reopening their location on MacArthur Street in Orange.  

The store has been abandoned since August 2017 due to flooding from Harvey.

Payless’ real estate department could not yet provide a date for the reopening, but persons interested in applying for employment are urged to visit https://stores-payless.icims.com/jobs.

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